Anthropology and the Religious Imagination

CULANTH 725S

An examination of religious movements through the political, racial, gendered, and globalized contours of the contemporary moment. Among other cases to be explored: Jerry Falwell and the religious right, neo-Pentecostalism in the global south, African derived religions in the Americas, Black Hebrew Israelites, transnational Islamic movements, the occult economies of the neoliberal moment, and popular imaginaries of conspiracy. 3 units.